Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks
Earn by promoting books
Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.Become an affiliate
About the Author
School Library Connection
This book is a great blend of graphics and information for the young reader. Chapters look at the kinesiology of the human body, as well as a history of movement in regard to exercise and competition, complete with a timeline. It covers various systems of the body, such as the skeleton, muscles, and organs. Information on nutrition is also included. There are labs and activities the reader can participate in as well as QR codes that will take the reader to relevant websites. This book is a great introduction to research with the many resources provided, including primary sources. The blend of graphics and text will appeal to a variety of readers. Recommended
Praise for other books by Carla Mooney:Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
" . . . Like other titles in the 'Inquire and Investigate' series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource." Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
School Library Journal
"A solid STEM resource recommended for general interest as well as supplemental curricular use." Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
"The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. . ." Praise for other books in the series:
Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
". . . The investigations will make 'physics come alive' for students with the real life applications. The content supports the NGSS Standards. . .This book is a well-written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents." Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change
". . . a complete and thorough resource dealing with basic civic principles for the middle-level social- studies classroom."
Booklist Issue March 15, 2017 The human machine is rife with lessons on physics, chemistry, and engineering far beyond basic anatomy. Almost every aspect of kinesiology is examined in this kid-friendly book, from skeletal foundations of movement to the complex chemistry of metabolism and the psychology of exercise addiction. The interconnectedness of bodily systems is a recurrent theme, and full-color illustrations show young peoples' bodies in motion in plenty of everyday scenarios. The science is relatively sophisticated, but by utilizing activities that range from simple observation to full-fledged experiments, young readers can see kinesthetic concepts at work and can make in-depth predictions and inquiries. Vocabulary activities in the sidebar invite readers to not just define the words they don't know, but to apply them to existing knowledge and to investigations at hand. QR codes can be scanned with a smartphone or tablet and connect readers to online videos, games, and interactive documents that further explain relevant ideas, making this book interactive and thorough.